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Unable To Change Sort Order Of List Of Values For Parameters From Ascending To Descending


Published: 01 Jun 2021
Last Modified Date: 01 Jun 2021

Issue

How to change the sort order of the list of values for an existing parameter from ascending to descending?

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Resolution

The possible workaround:
  1. Right-click  the original field of the existing parameter > Duplicate.
  2. Right-click the duplicated field >  Default Properties > Sort.
  3. Change the sort order to Descending.
  4. Right-click the duplicated field > Create > Parameter.
  5. Edit calculation fields that refer the original parameter to replace the new parameter.

Cause

The ability to change the sort order of the list of values for an existing parameter by few clicks is currently not built in a product.
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